Livestock

Local Highlights

December 12, 2014

Clayton County 4-H and FFA members planning to exhibit market beef projects during 2015 need to have their animals weighed and ear tagged to make them eligible for competition according to Tammy Muller, County 4-H & Youth Program Coordinator. The weigh-in will take place on Saturday, December 20, 2014 at the Edgewood Livestock Commission in Edgewood from 8:30 – 11:30 AM. This will also be a site for state fair qualifying animals to be retinal imaged.  

December 12, 2014

One of the goals of Women Managing Dairy Cattle, an Annie's Project course, is to provide networking opportunities.  That goal was definitely achieved as dairy women learned and shared their stories with others during the three-week pilot course, developed by Kristen Schulte, an Iowa State University Extension farm business management specialist. 

December 11, 2014

Iowa dairy producers have the opportunity to learn about emerging dairy industry issues at the 2015 ISU Extension Dairy Days hosted by Iowa State University Extension specialists. The program is scheduled at seven eastern Iowa locations between Jan. 20 and Feb. 6.

November 20, 2014

What does sustainability mean for the beef industry? That really depends on who you are asking. Several views of sustainability in the beef industry will be presented at the Driftless Region Beef Conference in Dubuque that’s set for Jan. 22-23, 2015.
 

November 6, 2014

A two-year grant from the Leopold Center’s Marketing and Food Systems Initiative helped owners of several Iowa small meat processing facilities learn how to improve profitability, primarily by building on their competitive advantages over larger operations. They worked with Nick McCann from Iowa State University Extension.

Statewide Resources

  • Works to promote efficient pork production technologies in Iowa, maintain Iowa's pork industry leadership and strengthen rural development efforts.

  • Your link to Master Equine Manager, Grazing News, and information on educational opportunities throughout the year.

  • Bringing the benefits of veterinary medicine to society by promoting animal welfare and public health through the on-going education of veterinarians and the dissemination of animal health production, food safety and animal welfare information to veterinarians, livestock producers, consumers, and related clientele.

  • Research-based, peer-reviewed, practical, and affordable publications on a number of topics relative to agriculture.

  • Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

  • Enhancing Dairy Profits and Quality of Life

  • Working to develop and deliver the latest in research-based information to improve the profitability and vitality of Iowa’s beef industry.

  • To add value to the egg industry by facilitating research and learning for egg producers, processors and consumers through national and international collaboration.

  • Comprehensive information on manure management, research and application for Iowa.

  •  Information on livestock housing systems, general construction and ventilation and animal environment.

  • The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center is an electronic, national resource for producers interested in value-added agriculture. Browse commodities and products, investigate market and industry trends, study business creation and operation, read research results and locate value-added resources.

  • The Value Added Agriculture Program (VAAP) provides unbiased, science-based information to help establish or expand agricultural-related businesses in Iowa.

Agriculture and Natural Resources has to many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

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